Olivia Wilde on Jason Sudeiki’s supply of custody information at CinemaCon – The Hollywood Reporter

Olivia Wilde opens up about being served custody papers in April while on stage at CinemaCon presenting her upcoming film, Don’t Worry Darling.

In April, Wilde was presenting the psychological thriller to an audience of 3,000 exhibition industry insiders and the press when an unknown guest came on stage to interrupt her while she was reading from the teleprompter. The guest placed a Manila envelope on the main stage in the Colosseum Theater at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.

“That is for me?” Wilde asked the woman as she picked up the envelope. She pulled out the contents of the envelope and read the top page, said “Thank you,” then turned back to her prepared comments.

It was later revealed that the envelope contained custody papers from Wilde’s former partner, Jason Sudeikis. The couple, who split in 2020 after nine years together, have two children together: Daisy, 5, and Otis, 8.

“I hated that that nastiness was being distracted by the work of so many different people and the studio I was representing up there,” Wilde recently told Variety about the incident. “Trying to sabotage that was really vicious. But I had a job to do. I don’t get distracted that easily.”

She compared the incident to an employee being served in her company office, calling the security breach “really scary.”

“It was my place of work,” Wilde said. “In any other workplace it would be seen as an attack. It was really annoying. That should not have happened.”

Wilde also expressed disbelief that the person who handed her the envelope was even able to enter the venue, suggesting that it required a significant amount of planning – from the “multi-badge” authentication , conducting COVID tests days in advance and securing wristbands to gain access inside. “It was something that required forethought,” she said.

Wilde also said she feels the real victims are her children, calling the incident both “sad” and “deeply painful.” She continued, “Unfortunately, it wasn’t something that completely surprised me. I mean there’s a reason I left this relationship.”

For his part, an insider said at the time Sudeikis was unaware that the paperwork would be delivered at the event.

“Papers were being drawn up establishing jurisdiction over Ms. Wilde and Mr. Sudeikis’ children,” an insider told The Hollywood Reporter at the time. “Mr. Sudeikis had no prior knowledge of the time and place of delivery of the envelope as that would be solely a matter for the process service company involved and he would never allow this inappropriate delivery to be delivered to her.”

After the event, CinemaCon organizers said they would reassess security measures.

“To protect the integrity of our studio partners and the talent, we will be re-evaluating our security protocols,” Mitch Neuhauser, executive director of the National Association of Theater Owners and head of CinemaCon, told The Hollywood Reporter at the time. He stressed that “never in the history of the event” had there been an incident, particularly a star being randomly accosted on stage.

Wilde previously addressed the incident in her own court filing in July, referring to the “outrageous legal tactic.”

“Jason’s actions were clearly aimed at threatening me and catching me off guard. He could have served me discreetly, but instead he chose to serve me in the most aggressive way,” she claimed. “The fact that Jason would embarrass me professionally and publicly display our personal conflict in this way is extremely contrary to the best interests of our children. Because Jason has made it clear that we cannot resolve this out of court for the sake of our children, I have filed for custody in Los Angeles.”

Earlier this month, she won a legal victory over Sudeikis when a judge ruled that the children’s home state be California and not New York, as Sudeikis had argued.

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